Rosemary Ruth Walthall passed peacefully from this life on October 31, 2023 at the age of 85. She was born on May 12, 1938 in her hometown of Mishawaka, Indiana to Norman Russell Smith, & Ruth Alma Miller. After graduating from Mishawaka High School with honors, Rosemary married and relocated to Oklahoma City where she raised a family, attained her Associates Degree in finance and established many lasting friendships. Rosemary worked diligently for the Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce for many years, then went on to be an Executive VP of Fidelity National Bank. Later, she became a small business owner in the banking and insurance industries until her retirement at 75. In addition to her exemplary work ethic, she was steadfast and determined in all that she pursued in life, at the same time being very loving and compassionate. Her greatest accomplishments will always be her children and grandchildren. She loved to host family gatherings, where she could have everyone together for food, fellowship and games. In addition to being with family, her favorite past-times included caring for her beloved cats and tending her rose garden with it's wide variety of roses that she regularly gave as gifts to add joy to people's lives. Rosemary will be forever remembered as a loving mother, sister, grandmother, and a true friend. When her time came, she carried herself with dignity, strength, and full of love for those who went before her. She will be missed dearly.
She is now reunited with her:
Husband: Ruel Walthall
Parents: Norman Russell Smith & Ruth Alma Rose
Sisters: Karen Kay Barton & Teri Lou Rose
Grandson: Douglas Blaine Vincent III
Many other beloved family and friends that have passed on before her.
She leaves behind her loving family:
Sons: Thomas Arthur Eby Jr. & Clyde David Eudy
Daughter: Crystal Vincent-Hill & husband Gary Don Hill
Brothers: Richard Scott, Ricky Don Rose & Norman Ellington Smith
Sisters: Shannon Sue Scott, Norma Louise Kunda & Russelle Gary
Grandchildren: Anthony James Vincent, Christopher Ryan Vincent, Teresa Eby
& Aaron Thomas Eby
Great-grandchildren: Sasha Raeanne Tucker, Christopher Ryan Vincent Jr. & Killian James Parks
Numerous other loving family, nieces, nephews and friends.